Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships are a great alternative to university.

Many apprenticeships now offer training up to degree level, plus you will receive training (both on- and off-the-job), a salary and the opportunity to really start moving your career forward.

All without paying hefty tuition fees or running up student debts.

Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships offer a work-based learning programme and lead to the following nationally recognised qualifications:
• Level 4 and 5 – equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree or
• Level 6 – equivalent to a bachelor degree

Higher Apprenticeships are currently available in the following sectors: Business & IT, Construction, Creative, media & the arts, Customer service & retail, Energy, Engineering & electrical, Finance, Health & care, Hospitality & travel, Manufacturing, processing & logistics, Public services and Vehicles & transport.

Over 40 different subjects are currently covered, representing hundreds of job roles.

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships are designed by industry to bring together the very best in higher and vocational education. Apprentices achieve a full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as a core component of the apprenticeship.

On a Degree Apprenticeship, you will be tested on your academic learning, as well as your wider skills and ability to do a job. You will be assessed either using a fully-integrated degree co-designed by employers and higher education institutions, or using a degree plus a separate end-test of your professional competence.

The Government is committed to expanding the number, range and quality of apprenticeships that offer training to degree level and many more are currently being developed and will be available from September 2016.


The apprenticeships listed below are all available at Higher or Degree level.

Browse here to find a Higher Apprenticeship to suit you.

Higher and Degree apprenticeships

Read More

Electrical power protection and plant commissioning engineer

An Electrical Power Protection and Plant Commissioning Engineer apprenticeship will give you detailed knowledge of electrical power systems and plant

Read More

Outside broadcast engineer apprenticeship

An outside broadcast engineer works on location to provide picture and sound coverage of an event. Typically this work can

Read More

Automotive management and leadership apprenticeship

Reliable transport keeps people, goods, services and the economy running smoothly. Across the Automotive Retail Sector, managers are needed to

Read More

Control/technical support engineering apprenticeship

Within the automotive industry, control/technical support engineers primarily assist the smooth running of manufacturing activity in areas such as site

Read More

Manufacturing engineering apprenticeship

Within the automotive industry, manufacturing engineers primarily support the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture. This role is

Read More

Product design and development engineer apprenticeship

The automotive industry is always looking ahead to the future and product designers and engineers work together to determine the

Read More

Professional development for work-based learning practitioners apprenticeship

The work-based learning industry employs 30,000 people in England, as staff in personnel and training departments, and as tutors, assessors,

Read More

Advanced manufacturing engineering apprenticeship

As an Advanced Manufacturing Engineering apprentice you would undertake higher-level technical occupations in sectors such as aerospace, nuclear, mechanical, electrical,

Read More

Aerospace engineer apprenticeship

The UK aerospace industry is one of the most exciting areas of engineering and covers a wide range of craft

Read More

Broadcast technology apprenticeship

The fusion of creative intervention and technological innovation has created a world-class creative industry in the UK, particularly in terms

Read More

Engineering environmental technologies apprenticeship

The engineering manufacturing, building services engineering, and construction sectors need a skilled workforce of technicians and engineers to help improve

Read More

Systems engineering apprenticeship

The Systems Engineering Degree Apprenticeship aims to create rounded professional systems engineers who understand and can practise systems engineering. Systems

Read More

Nuclear welding inspection technician apprenticeship

Nuclear welding inspection technicians perform a quality control and welding inspection role for the nuclear industry. They perform inspection work

Read More

Power engineering apprenticeship

The power sector covers activities associated with the generation, national transmission and local distribution of electricity, up to, and including,

Read More

Sustainable resource management apprenticeship

The waste-management and recycling industry is developing rapidly as populations grow and governments and businesses look for alternatives to landfill

Read More

Water industry apprenticeship

The Water Industry apprenticeship covers a range of occupations within the water industry. Every day, the UK water industry collects,

Read More

Licensed conveyancer – Degree Apprenticeship

Licensed conveyancers are specialist property lawyers who deal with all legal matters relating to the transfer of ownership of land

Read More